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Realists 'may succeed' in graduate jobs

Published: Tuesday, 04 November 2008   Category: Career Advice

New research has indicated that workers who are considered realists are succeeding in the workplace of today.

T-Mobile's Workplace Motivation Report, authored by business psychologist Honey Langcaster-James, claims the economic downturn has revealed a number 'roles' within businesses, some of which are potentially more valued by employers than others.

University leavers seeking graduate jobs may experience greater fortune if they are classed as a realist rather than a joker, according to Ms Langcaster-James.

She adds: "The research shows us that it's the realist, the person who is very black and white, straight down the line and comes armed with a sarcastic and dry sense of humour, who is really coming to the fore in this tough economic climate."

Graduates should take the step of identifying which class they fit in and monitor how it affects their dealings with colleagues, she adds.

The study suggested that mother hens, cheerleaders, dudes, realists, jokers, links, geeks and innovators are all likely to be present in the workplace.

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